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OBU to Celebrate Annual “Founders’ Day” Feb. 1

January 31, 2017

Oklahoma Baptist University will observe its annual Founders’ Day celebration during chapel services on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The event will be held in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The Founders’ Day event is held annually to commemorate the university’s incorporation in 1910.

To commemorate the event, Dr. Frank Turek, president of, will deliver the 2017 Founders’ Day address.

Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: ‘Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case;’ ‘I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist;’ ‘Correct, Not Politically Correct’ and ‘Legislating Morality.’ As the president of, Turek presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

Turek is a widely featured guest in the media as a leading apologetics expert and cultural commentator. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and many top TV programs including: ‘The O’Reilly Factor;’ ‘Hannity and Colmes;’ ‘Faith Under Fire’ and ‘Politically Incorrect.’ He also writes a column for and several other sites.

A former aviator in the US Navy, Turek has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons.